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NQT Training

We have hosted a local Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) network for the past five years. As part of this network we provide fortnightly twilight training sessions to NQTs to support them in their first year of teaching.

The programme for 2018 – 2019 looks like this:

Autumn 2018

 

 

 

Date

Course

Times

Provider

Thursday 6th September 2018

Session 1: Welcome/ Behaviour Management

  • Developing expectations and routines
  • Behaviour for learning and managing low-level disruption
  • Support Systems and advice

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher) & Hayley Hancock (PSHCE Leader)

Thursday 20th September 2018

Session 2: English (Reading and Writing focused)

  • Guided Reading/ Whole Class Texts
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Progression in Reading
  • Writing structures
  • Developing independent writing

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher) & Mona Paalanen (English Leading Practitioner)

Thursday 4th October 2018

Session 3: English (Grammar and Spelling focused)

  • Planning Grammar progression
  • A week in the life of Grammar teaching
  • Planning for Spelling development
  • Activities and Spelling teaching
  • A week in the life of spelling teaching

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher) & Mona Paalanen (English Leading Practitioner)

Thursday 18th October 2018

Session 4: Maths & Developing Challenge

  • What is Maths mastery?
  • Maths progression and sequences of learning
  • Teaching for progression over time
  • Number fluency
  • Developing challenge
  • Increasing retention and recall

4pm – 5pm

Davinia Brito (Math Leader) & Abbas Jaffer (Maths Specialist Teacher)

Thursday 8th November 2018

Session 5: Supporting EAL learners

  • EAL friendly classrooms
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Assessment for EAL pupils

4pm – 5pm

Abbas Jaffer (EAL leader)

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Session 6: An Arts Focused Curriculum

  • What are the Arts?
  • How to link the Arts to your wider curriculum
  • Planning for progression in the Arts
  • Art and Literacy

4pm – 5pm

Jessica Hooper (Deputy Head Teacher) & Beth Taylor (Drama Leader)

Thursday 6th December 2018

Session 7: Questioning

  • Questioning as a tool for differentiation
  • Types of question
  • Non-questioning techniques to enhance dialogue

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Spring 2019

 

Course

Times

Provider

Thursday 10th January 2019

Session 8: SEND provision (part 1)

  • What is inclusion and SEND?
  • Developing inclusive practice
  • Questions about inclusion

4pm – 5pm

Jessica Hooper (Deputy Head Teacher) & Sophie Davies (Assistant SENCO)

Thursday 24th January 2019

Session 9: SEND provision (part 2)

  • Meeting the needs of children with SEND (Tailored session from Part 1)

4pm – 5pm

Jessica Hooper (Deputy Head Teacher) & Sophie Davies (Assistant SENCO)

Thursday 7th February 2019

Session 10: Challenge and Support

  • Using adults effectively
  • Lesson Structures and Challenge
  • Retrieval and support
  • Learning in-depth

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Thursday 28th February 2019

Session 11: Reflection on development and next steps

  • Review of targets and strengths
  • Identification of ways forward and supports in and out of school
  • Next Steps

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Thursday 14th March 2019

Session 12: Science

  • Practical Science
  • Developing investigation skills
  • Assessing Science

4pm – 5pm

Kai Zimmatore (Science Leader) with Ted Casey (Science Specialist)

Summer 2019

 

Date

Course

Times

Provider

Thursday 6th June 2019

Session 13: Preparing for your 2nd Year/ Subject Leadership (Part 1)

  • How do you lead a subject?
  • Planning
  • Monitoring

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Thursday 20th June 2019

Session 14: Preparing for your 2nd Year/ Subject Leadership (Part 2)

  • Establish your plan
  • Revising and completing your actions
  • Starting to lead

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Our full programme costs £150 per NQT. If you are interested in enrolling in our 2017 – 2018 Programme please email admin@central.herts.sch.uk for more information.

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